When I was little, we had a babysitter that changed the way we ate sloppy joes. While Manwich was a family favorite, a new veggie-filled version of our favorite messy sandwich was introduced, and we never looked back.
That Jenny Craig Turkey Burger was just DYING to be made into sloppy joes at my house. There was another time where I tried, but didn’t have the right ingredients on hand. Several years later, it was time… and I’m so excited with how it came out.
Now, I served my sloppy joe open-faced, because I loaded it up with so much veggies that there was no way it would fit on the bun. The dish, however, is flavorful, crunchy, and with just the right amount of zing. A great alternative to your regular ol’ turkey burger on a Saturday afternoon
1/3 cup onion, diced
1/4 cup green bell pepper, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1 Tbsp. ketchup
1/2 to 1 packet Truvia (or your preferred sweetener)
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1. Cook your burger in the microwave for 60 seconds on a small plate. Remove and set aside.
2. Defrost the bun wrapped in a paper towel in the microwave, cooking it for 30 seconds.
3. Dice your veggies. Note: I used this chopper.
4. Prepare a skillet with cooking spray, and bring to medium heat. Add veggies and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring often. Your veggies will still be a little crunchy.
5. Chop your turkey burger into small pieces.
6. Add to the skillet.
7. Mix all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl; add to the skillet and stir to combine.
8. Cook for 3 minutes until sauce has coated the mixture and skillet has taken on a sloppy joe texture.
9. Toast your bun, and place it on a plate.
10. Top the buns with your meat and veggie goodness. Grab a fork and knife and enjoy!
For another NTTC Sloppy Joe creation, click on the image below…